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What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites
UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".
A Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award.
Edinburgh hopes to be take a step closer to hosting a stage of the Tour de France, if funding for other cycling events is approved.
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
The discovery that transformed theories of human evolution
Salisbury is named as a "must-see" and one of the best cities in the world to visit next year by travel guide Lonely Planet.
How racing the tube went global
Police Ombudsman Michael Maguire criticises the role of the PSNI in the On the Runs scheme.
The Northern Ireland Assembly votes by 81 to 10 in favour of making it a crime to pay for sex.
The man who magically made maths fun
A year ago a charity in the Netherlands created a fake profile of a girl called Sweetie to pose in teen chat rooms.
Louis van Gaal says Manchester United are disappointed not to beat West Brom after their "best match of the season".
Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is three stone overweight and unfit to play.
Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.
Gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to affect most areas of Wales as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in Britain, the Met Office warns.
How we are improving the BBC's coverage of Australia
John Hammond explains how hurricanes can sometimes affect the UK weather.
A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.